Cooking with my Teen: Salmon with Garlic Cream Sauce

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My son Red is fourteen and going into the tenth grade in just a couple of weeks. How did this happen? Last year when he started high school it seemed unreal to me but this year it’s really hitting me that I need to start preparing him to leave the nest. Part of that is teaching him how to cook easy meals for himself so he doesn’t live on grilled cheese and canned ravioli.

My husband and I have made it a point to teach our kids how to cook by example but starting now we will be teaching him some real recipes. Along with teaching him recipes we want to teach him healthy eating habits and when it’s most important to buy organic even on a limited budget.

Last night Red helped me make wild caught salmon with a garlic cream sauce made with Horizon Organic milk.

I chose this recipe because I think that everyone should know how to make a basic cream sauce. I didn’t know how to make one until my late twenties and now it is something that I use often not only for a white sauce but for macaroni and cheese and casseroles.

To make the salmon we covered it with some kosher salt, course ground pepper, dill, Old Bay seasoning, and fresh lemon slices and put it in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes. While that was cooking we started to make our cream sauce.

Add two tablespoons of butter to a warm pan and let it melt. To that add two tablespoons of flour and blend until combined but be careful not to burn it. Then add a cup and a half of Horizon 2% milk and stir until combined.

This is the basic cream sauce and then you can flavor it any way you wish. We chose to add fresh minced garlic, dijon mustard, dill, salt, and pepper to cover our salmon.

He did an amazing job and got the consistency perfect!

Once your salmon is flaky then it’s done (be careful not to overcook because dry salmon isn’t yummy salmon), serve with some cream sauce over the top and enjoy!

Dinner is served with a glass of Horizon milk. Everyone enjoyed their meal and Red was proud of himself for learning how to cook salmon and make a cream sauce. Two skills that will serve him well as he goes off to college in a few short years and beyond.


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